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By Nicole Rupersberg

The Best Vegan & Vegetarian Spots
in Las Vegas

Las Vegas might not strike anyone as being a particularly vegan-or vegetarian-friendly city, but Vegas is actually a great place for plant-based eaters, whether for personal health reasons, ethical concerns, or as a 2020 palate cleanser.

Here are a plethora of full-service restaurants that will satisfy vegans and vegetarians, as well as their meat-eating friends—from dim sum to tacos, bakeries to creameries, fine dining to fast casual, and everything in between.

Gigantic, juicy burgers on hearty pretzel buns. Creamy, deep-fried jalapeno poppers. French fries smothered in chilli and cheese. Overstuffed burritos. Hot dogs overflowing with toppings.

Veggy Street
Various locations

Photo: Veggy Street

Tarantino’s Vegas is the first (and still only) 100% plant-based Italian eatery in Vegas, offering Italian favorites like garlic bread, meatball subs, stuffed portabella mushrooms, chicken and eggplant parmesan, and spaghetti bolognese.

Tarantino's Vegan
S. Rainbow Blvd.

Photo: Tarantino's Vegan

A refined approach to vegan sushi, utilizing classic Japanese culinary techniques to highlight and honor the plant-based ingredients in much the same way that traditional sushi honors the flavors and textures of the fresh fish.

Chikyū Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya
Silverado Ranch

Photo: @CHICKYUVEGAN

From meat-centric Latin American comfort foods to totally vegan versions of those same dishes. That includes vegan empanadas, a black bean vegan burger on sweet plantain focaccia bread, and a vegan version of a Peruvian favorite, lomo saltado.

Makers & Finders Coffee
Downtown Summerlin/Arts District

Photo: MAKERS & FINDERS

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